Diana de La Garza has broken her silence on her daughter Demi Lovato’s August 5. drug overdose. During an interview with NewsMaxTV, De La Garza recalled the heartache she felt when she discovered her daughter had overdosed.
Speaking about the day she learned the “Sorry Not Singer” had overdosed, De La Garza said she learned of the incident from Lovato’s assistant Kelsey Kershner.
“She said, ‘Demi overdosed,’” De La Garza said in the interview that took place on Tuesday. “I was in shock. I didn’t know what to say. It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear as a parent, about any of my kids. And I hesitated to ask, but I had to ask her — I remember it just seemed like the words took forever to come out of my mouth. I said, ‘Is she OK?’”
De La Garza described that when Kershner responded by saying that her daughter was conscious but nonverbal, she knew that her daughter was in trouble. “We got there as quickly as we could. Dallas, Madison and I jumped out of the car and ran into the emergency room,” Del Garza said explaining how her two other daughters, Dallas and Madison, went with her to the hospital to see their sister. She was in bad shape but I said to her, ‘Demi, I’m here, I love you.’ And at that point, she said, ‘I love you too.’ So from that point on I never allowed myself to think that things wouldn’t be OK.”
Explaining that the effects of overdoses can come in layers— one day a survivor might be fine but a few days later they might face some sort of organ failure—s Demi’s mother revealed that she struggled to understand whether daughter would survive or not for days after Lovato was revived with Narcan and taken to a hospital. “We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not.”
On the status of daughter’s health in the weeks since her overdose, De La Garza said “I can honestly say today that she is doing really well. She’s happy, she’s healthy,” says De La Garza. “She’s working on her sobriety and she’s getting the help she needs, and that in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family.”
In addition to her mother’s latest update about Lovato, news outlets are also reporting that her alleged drug dealer currently faces a bench warrant.
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Ww DEMI LOVATO'S DRUG DEALER WARRANT ISSUED IN COCAINE CASE~tmz.com The man who admittedly gave Demi Lovato the drugs that led to her overdose is now a wanted man … TMZ has learned. The L.A. County D.A.'s Office tells us a judge issued a bench warrant for Brandon Johnson — but not for Demi … it's for his June arrest for cocaine possession and DUI. The court clerk says Johnson was a no-show for his arraignment Monday, so the judge wants him hauled in to face the music. We're told once Johnson's arrested, his bail will be set at $26k. We broke the story … Johnson's rap sheet includes being busted in March with a stash of guns, drugs and cash — along with this June arrest. Despite openly admitting on camera, he hooked up Demi with "aftermarket" pills and got high with her in the hours leading up to her OD — Johnson won't be arrested or even investigated for his role in that incident. #brandonjohnson #demilovato #overdose #drug #trafficking #abuse #charges #police
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In late August, Brandon Johnson told TMZ in an interview that he had supplied the singer with drugs the night she overdosed. Now, the drug supplier faces a warrant which was issued out by the Los Angeles Country District Attorney after he failed to appear for an arraignment on Monday regarding a June arrest for possession of cocaine and a DUI. Despite having admitted on camera that he was the one who provided Lovato with the “aftermarket” pills she overdosed on in August, Johnson won’t be held accountable for his role in the incident because authorities have decided to treat it as an emergency disturbance and not a crime.